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Beanie Sigel Denies Dissing Jay-Z On 50 Cent Collab “I Go Off”

It’s always fun to revisit one of New York’s most odd but also respectable rap feuds between two titans of the city. Beanie Sigel recently said he didn’t mean to diss Jay-Z on his track “I Go Off” featuring 50 Cent, who does have a weird beef with the Reasonable Doubt MC. Moreover, he recently spoke to DJ Vlad during an interview about how that collaboration, which many still see as a diss, came together. From Sigel’s account, he said he wanted to sign with G-Unit due to Roc-A-Fella’s internal and external struggles at the time, regarding both management and ownership. As such, he tapped 50 for a track, and it devolved into diss territory thanks to his contributions.

“That ‘I Go Off’ was just a record that I had,” the Philly native began. “I ain’t have no hook on it. 50 liked it. I sent it to him, he knocked the hook off. It ain’t nothing about Jay-Z like n***as is talking about with that record. Even through the lyrics, ain’t nothing about Jay-Z in there, but 50 started talking crazy. Not crazy, but you know they got that weird relationship. They don’t f**k with each other, but then they f**k with each other.”

50 Cent’s Jay-Z Diss On “I Go Off” Not Reciprocated By Beanie Sigel

Furthermore, Fif’s message at the end of the track, to be fair to believers of the theory, leaves little to the imagination. “Yeah! You changed man! You let the money change you, Jay,” the Queens MC exclaimed on the song. “You used to be, from Marcy n***a! Now you a pass the Grey Poupon-a** n***a! You don’t want the shooters! I’ll take ’em! N***a, you feed the wolves and the wolves feed off you!

Meanwhile, it’s fascinating to see that beef in hindsight considering 50’s own money moves and business ventures. Still, it doesn’t mean that the “In Da Club” rapper won’t throw the occasional shot at his somewhat-rival. For example, he recently sided with Eminem over a debate between Shaquille O’Neal and Jamal Crawford over whether Em has more influence than Jay-Z. Overall, their curious animosity will likely continue, though it’s undeniable that they must respect each other as hip-hop moguls. Regardless, check back in with HNHH for the latest news and updates on Beanie Sigel, 50 Cent, and Jay-Z.


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Pete Davidson Defends Spotty Dating History

Pete Davidson has received quite a bit of attention for his history of dating female celebrities. The actor and comedian rose to fame in the mid-2010s when he became a popular cast member on the legendary sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live. Davidson joined the cast in during its 40th season in 2014. He spent the following 8 years on the show, during which time he became a household name. However, his fame was far more likely due to the women he dated during that period than his SNL tenure. Davidson’s dating roster reads like a who’s who of Hollywood it-girls. Still, he doesn’t think that his extensive list of past partners is all that bad.

In an interview on the Real Ones With Jon Bernthal podcast, Davidson opened up about his dating life. His list of exes, which includes the likes of Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande, is something that many people take issue with for one reason or another. Davidson, however, finds the negative reactions confusing. During the podcast, he clarifies that he is “not on social media”. As such, he contends that he is not sliding into anyone’s DMs or trying to flex his relationships publicly for his own sake. According to Davidson, he’s met all of his exes at work. The relationships, he says, had a negative effect on his time working at SNL. “They’re making fun of you… and then you gotta walk out and do a sketch next and hit your mark,” Davidson said of the experience.

A Timeline of Davidson’s Dating History

Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

In 2018, Pete Davidson began dating one of the most famous pop stars in the world, Ariana Grande. She was not his first celebrity partner, but the 5 month relationship certainly put Davidson on the map in a way that he hadn’t been previously. The two were briefly engaged before they split. He then dated actress Kate Beckinsale in early 2019. Later that year, he had a short fling with actress Margaret Qualley. Shortly thereafter, it was reported that he was dating another actress, Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford.

Davidson’s most famous relationship, however, was with Kim Kardashian, but this was mostly due to Kanye’s reaction to the news. For months on end, there seemed to be daily headlines about it. Since his split with Kim, Davidson’s headline-making romances seem to have dwindled. Earlier this year, there was news of a short fling with Emily Ratajkowski, but that seemed to have fizzled out quickly. He’s now been linked to Bodies Bodies Bodies co-star Chase Sui Wonders. What do you think about Pete’s dating history? Is 12 relationships in 10 years normal? Let us know in the comments!


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6ix9ine Shares Dramatic New Song “Bori” With The Help Of Lenier

In case you haven’t noticed, 6ix9ine has been in the news quite a bit. Overall, this is not for the best reasons. Just a few weeks ago, the rapper was beaten up at an LA Fitness in Miami. Subsequently, he was clowned on the internet, while his attackers escaped the scene. Eventually, the artist decided that it would be best to go on a trip to Cuba. In the midst of this trip, 6ix9ine got some semblance of justice as three of his alleged attackers were arrested and brought up on charges.

While in Cuba, 6ix9ine has actually been teasing some new music. In various Instagram videos, it appeared as though the rapper was gaining some steam. He has some dedicated fans left, and they wanted to see which direction he would go. In the past, he has dabbled in Latin music. With the rise of Bad Bunny and others, Latin music is certainly on everyone’s radar, especially on the global stage. Consequently, 6ix9ine has opted to go right back into that lane with his new song “Bori.”

6ix9ine Completely Changes His Sound

This new song features the likes of Latin singer Lenier. Moreover, the two dropped a music video for the song. As you will immediately see, this is a massive shift for 6ix9ine. Overall, this song has a knack for the dramatic. You get some huge drums, massive choruses, and a ton of passion and emotion coming out of 6ix9ine and Lenier’s vocals. While many fans are used to 6ix9ine screaming all over the beat, we now get a much different version of the artist. Furthermore, the music video showcases him in various Cuban communities, giving the locals money and swimming in the ravines.

If you hate 6ix9ine, this song will probably not sway you into liking him. However, if you don’t mind the rainbow-haired rapper, and love Latin music, then maybe this is for you. Let us know what you think of the song, down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news from the music world.

Quotable Lyrics (English Translation):

I never had a toy’, Santa Claus never gave me a gift’
Only had a guitar without a string’, and a microphone made of sticks
I learned from false’ friends, I learned to ignore the’ ungrateful’
But I always walked with my feet on the ground because I didn’t have shoes

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Chlöe Bailey Says Criticism Of Being Too Sexual Was “Killing” Her

It’s hard for child stars to break out of the image that they first introduced to the world. Bow Wow and Justin Bieber certainly faced their setbacks as they grew up in front of the public. However, it’s a regular occurrence for any child star to sheds their youthful image. Chlöe Bailey, for example, came up as one-half of the sister duo, Chlöe x Halle during their teen years. They grew up from girls to women in front of the world but in their journey to find themselves, they’ve faced immense public scrutiny.

Chlöe, who’s fresh off of the release of her debut solo album, In Pieces, blossomed with confidence into her 20s. However, she’s had to face the wrath of ruthless online trolls day after day, especially as she found herself. During a recent interview with PEOPLE, she explained how that became the premise of her new album. “We both didn’t really know who we were individually without the other, and that’s what was really scary for me,” the 24-year-old star explained. “It was a moment of self-doubt where I was like, ‘Can I do this without my sister?’”

Chlöe Talks About The Criticism Of Being “Too Sexy”

Future of Music” during the 2023 SXSW Conference and Festivals at ACL Live on March 17, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)” class=”wp-image-653385″ srcset=” 3511w,,224 300w,,574 768w,,765 1024w,,1148 1536w,,1531 2048w,,1121 1500w” sizes=”(max-width: 3511px) 100vw, 3511px” />AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 17: Chlöe performs onstage at “Rolling Stone Future of Music” during the 2023 SXSW Conference and Festivals at ACL Live on March 17, 2023 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)

If you recall, the moment she strutted onto the VMA stage to perform the Murda Beatz-produced, “Have Mercy,” she faced an influx of criticism for her sexy choreography and attire. Though it caught Gunna’s attention, she explained the commentary began to get to her. “I never understood it. I’d look at my peers and be like, ‘We’re all the same age. They’re showing as much as me, if not more. But if I do it, I’m ridiculed to the max,’” she said. Her statement reflects the backlash she faced from her recent love scene in Swarm that led to plenty of criticism in the week that followed.

“As much as I would see it and try to act like it didn’t affect or bother me, it would,” she continued. “I was starting to believe the lies that the trolls were saying online, and I started to look down on myself even more than what I already was doing with my own insecurities. Once I ignored it, I’ve been good.” Check out Chlöe Bailey’s new project here and sound off with your thoughts on the recent statements in the comment section below. 


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Larry June’s Top Streamed Songs

It may not be accurate to say the songs Larry June makes are “underground.” He’s got around 3 million monthly listeners on Spotify, and fans often use his tracks in social media posts. Many people are also drawn to him for his motivational subject matter and relaxing production. His latest album, The Great Escape, is a collaborative project with megaproducer, The Alchemist that arrived today (March 31). To help celebrate, we wanted to list his most streamed songs and review why fans are drawn to his music.

10. “Palisades, CA” – Larry June & The Alchemist feat. Big Sean (2023)

This Larry June song is a recent single from his collab album with The Alchemist. This is the first time June has linked with Big Sean, and many listeners were surprised to see them collaborate. This song proves their style contrast cannot hold them back from creating something good together. The Alchemist gave them a beat that simultaneously combined an eerie and smooth feeling. Larry hops on it with a relaxed flow, and Big Sean mirrors it. Then, after that, he switches to rapid-fire before going to another confidently relaxed delivery. The punchlines and wordplay in Sean’s verse stack up quickly and effortlessly. Each of their verses alludes to healthy lifestyle habits, which confirms that they’re undoubtedly on the same wavelength.

9. “60 Days” – Larry June & The Alchemist (2023)

This song was Larry June’s first single for The Great Escape. It helped introduce and establish the tone of the album. This one is exceptional for one reason: The Alchemist raps on it. Many listeners had never heard him rap before. Those who have been around know it’s not the first time he’s done it. However, it has been years. This song is also a sequel to another track in Larry’s catalog, “30 Day Run.” Larry’s verses talk of things he’s achieved, and he sings through the hook. His background vocals help enhance it with some of his trademark ad-libs.

8. “89 Earthquake” – Larry June & The Alchemist (2023)

This song was the second single for The Great Escape. In it, we find Larry rapping over a piano and horns provided by The Alchemist’s production. The song’s title comes from an earthquake in San Francisco, California, in 1989. Larry June often references California in his music. In this one, after talking his talk in the verses, he gives listeners a sung bridge. He precedes this moment by shouting, “Sing it, Larry!” This is right on brand for him as one saying fans associate with him is “Good Job, Larry.” This can often be seen in the comments sections of his social media.

7. “One of Us” – Joey Bada$$ feat. Larry June (2022)

This is the first song on this list where Larry June is the feature. This one comes from Joey Bada$$’s 2022 album, 2000. It also is another unexpected collab. Many people associate Joey with old-school boom-bap rap. Since this song was produced by Statik Selektah, it still fits that lane. However, it has a certain effortlessness to it. Fittingly, Larry takes the opening portion of his verse to reflect on his past. But, like Joey, his true focus on the verse is the present. Joey references Larry in the closing moments of his verse. He acknowledges they are from opposite coasts but still have similar lifestyles.

6. “Private Valet” – Larry June (2022)

This song is the first single for Larry June’s Spaceships on the Blade album. With Jake One on production, Larry uses this to showcase his rapping and singing abilities. Jake’s soundscape includes strings and other sounds that create a luxurious atmosphere. Still, it has that signature tranquil bounce most of Larry’s music carries. His delivery has a little more energy than usual, but he still sounds very relaxed on the track. His tales of high-class living are shared as he reiterates that he’s reached this level with hard work.

5. “Corte Madera, CA” – Larry June (2022)

This song also comes from June’s Spaceships on the Blade. It is also his first solo song on this list that is not a single. Listeners may have given this deep-cut repeated streams because of something unique about it: the sample. The song, which was produced by Ricci Riera, samples “In A Sentimental Mood” by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. This song was released in 1963. It may not be as instantly recognizable as some other samples people have used, but it’s a classic for jazz lovers. The drums in the beat blend with the sample well and give it a modern yet classy feel. The sound effects in the song also help enhance the picture Larry is painting in his singular, hook-free verse. 

4. “Keep Calling” – Blxst feat. Larry June (2022)

On this track, June links with artist Blxst to create a song that works well for the summer. Blxst’s rap-sung flow compliments his voice well, as the drums skitter around it. Larry raps his verse, but the ad-libs are melodic. This creates a soft contrast throughout his verse, complimenting the song’s tone. Blxst holds down production, too, and crafted a beat that sounds modern with old-school elements. Since he is also a West Coast native, he knew what would work best for them. The rhythmic and dynamic bass gives the track a nostalgic feel, while their delivery choices make it sound modern.

3. “Let’s Drive to Vegas” – Larry June (2019)

This song is from June’s project Out the Trunk. In this song, he reflects on his past and where he’s at now. He also speaks of how he’s thankful he can provide for himself and others. The vocal loop and piano in the song give it a very peaceful atmosphere. Larry’s verses are built around his hook, and this is a song that encapsulates many trademark aspects of his overall sound. Not only is it motivational, but it is an excellent song for those looking to be introduced to June’s catalog.

2. “Watering My Plants” – Larry June (2020)

This track was included in Adjust to the Game. In the second verse, the rapper speaks of his plans for a woman he is with. However, many listeners probably are drawn to it for the sample: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” by Roy Ayers. This is one many people have used on social media for the song’s hook, “Let me water plants.” Larry has a little fun with this chorus as he changes it to “your plants” to fit the narrative of the second verse. He still talks his talk but manages to weave in motivation and relatable perspectives, too. 

1. “Smoothies in 1991” – Larry June (2019)

This song encapsulates practically every aspect of June’s music. His smooth flow, singing and background vocals, ad-libs, and even a sprinkle of humor. The song has three verses, a hook, and a bridge, making it one of Larry’s more “traditional” tracks in structure. This is also why it is one of the longest songs on this list. It contains an iconic sample, “Wishing on a Star” by Rose Royce. Some may recognize it from Jay-Z’s song of the same name, which also hosts the sample. Producer Julian G. Avila blends the original with trap-esque drums and old-school bass. Larry sounds at home on it. Is your favorite Larry June song on this list? Let us know in the comment section.


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Latto Reveals Age Jokes From Internet Trolls Bother Her, Thinks She “Looks Like An Old White Woman”

Dealing with online criticism is never easy, but once you reach celebrity status, the hate coming your way feels seemingly endless – just ask Latto, who got candid about what comments bother her during the debut episode of her 777 Radio show. For her first interview, the rap diva spoke with R&B starlet Chloe Bailey, whose debut solo album, In Pieces came out today (March 31). During their chat, the girls not only chatted about past relationship rumours surrounding them but also their thoughts on the often nasty online discourse that runs rampant.

“Even things we weren’t insecure about, people will poke on,” the Swarm actress pointed out to her friend. “Yeah! Like me looking old,” Latto interjected, making it known that she’s not fond of people acting surprised to find out that she’s only 24 years old. “You don’t look old,” Bailey reassured her as the “Wheelie” hitmaker laughed. “That’s crazy!” The host went on to explain that she often sees herself compared to older white women, which seemingly triggers some sort of negative reaction within her.

Latto and Chlöe Discuss Internet Hate

“I can’t, that’s the things that be going through our heads!” the Atlanta-born vocalist said while giggling. “It is!” Latto agreed. “And it’s all because of social media though, it really is… I can’t say all, but, like you said, it just heightens your insecurities,” she added. “And makes up new ones!” Bailey chimed in, causing her friend to reply, “I never thought I looked old until I read it on the internet and now I just think I look like an old white woman.”

Aside from that hilarious snippet, the first episode of 777 Radio also saw Bailey address past rumours about a fling between her and Quavo. While she didn’t expressly explain their history, she did label the Migos member a “really nice guy,” also praising his locs. Gossip surrounding the rapper and R&B artist began flying after they were filming Praise This together, though nothing was ever officially confirmed. Check out Chlöe’s full conversation with Latto below, and tap back in later for more pop culture news updates.

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Jimmy Page shares previously unreleased Led Zeppelin demo ‘The Seasons’ which became ‘The Rain Song’

Jimmy Page has shared a previously unreleased Led Zeppelin instrumental demo, ‘The Seasons’.

READ MORE: Led Zeppelin – rank the albums 

The track, which you can listen to below, eventually formed the basis of ‘The Rain Song’ from the band’s 1973 album ‘Houses Of The Holy’.

Explaining how the track arose, Page wrote a message that accompanied the song on YouTube: “My original idea for the opening tracks for ‘Houses Of The Holy’ was that a short overture would be a rousing instrumental introduction with layered electric guitars that would segue in to ‘The Seasons’, later to be titled ‘The Rain Song’. Again there would be a contrasting acoustic guitar instrumental movement with melotron that could lead to the first vocal of the album and the first verse of the song.

“‘The Seasons’ was a memo to myself as a reminder of the sequence of the song and various ideas I’d had for it in its embryonic stage. I’d worked on it over one evening at home. During the routining of the overture now titled ‘The Plumpton And Worcester Races’, the half time section was born and the overture shaped in to the song, ‘The Song Remains The Same’. These rehearsals were done in Puddle Town on the River Piddle in Dorset, UK.”

He continued: “The first set of recordings were done at Olympic Studios with George Chkiantz. We then came to record at Stargroves, Sir Mick Jagger’s country home, and, like Headley Grange, with the Rolling Stones recording truck.

“‘The Song Remains The Same’ was played on a Fender 12 string, the same one used on Becks Bolero, with my trusty Les Paul number 1 on overdubs in a standard turning. ‘The Rain Song’ was an unorthodox tuning on acoustic and electric guitars. On live shows, it became a work-out feature for the double neck.”

In a previous interview with Classic Rock, Page had mentioned a demo of ‘The Rain Song’.

“I had a home demo of ‘The Rain Song’, but unfortunately the tapes have been lost. Which is a real bastard,” he said at the time. “I literally had the full piece from beginning to end. I had the Mellotron idea and everything on it.”

Page is yet to confirm whether or not the newly uploaded demo is the lost version he was referring to previously.

Meanwhile, the legendary Zeppelin guitarist previously said he was working on “multiple projects”, and confirmed that he had turned down working on Ozzy Osbourne‘s last album ‘Patient Number 9’.

Elsewhere, Nicole Scherzinger recently covered Celine Dion‘s ‘My Heart Will Go On’ in the style of Led Zeppelin on the second series of That’s My Jam.

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50 new acts added to Creamfields North 2023 line-up

50 new artists have been added to the line-up for this year’s Creamfields North festival.

The northern edition of the iconic dance festival will take place in the Cheshire countryside later this summer, celebrating the bank holiday weekend.

Scheduled for August 24 to August 27, the four-day already bash made headlines in October last year, when the 2023 instalment became the fastest-selling Creamfields on record. Now, the event will feature even more new artists as a new wave of acts has been confirmed.

Black Coffee and Example will join the already-packed line-up, as well as other artists including Aly & Fila, Vintage Culture, Will Atkinson and Will Sparks. Check out the full line-up here.

Creamfields. CREDIT: Press

Other newly-announced acts include Belters Only, Scooter, Eats Everything, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Bryan Kearney, Eli Brown and Shugz.

The 50 new acts will join previously announced artists, including industry heavyweights such as Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Fatboy Slim and Four Tet. Back in November last year, Swedish House Mafia and Tiësto were the first announced acts set to headline the 2023 edition.

While tickets for this year’s Creamfields North sold-out in record-time, event organisers have given fans the opportunity to buy a select number of resale tickets. Released earlier today (March 31), the tickets are composed of all of the failed deposit sales made at the tail-end of last year. Find remaining tickets here.

Creamfields. CREDIT: Press

Back in 2021, Tiësto used his set at the festival to follow through on an unusual promise made to the family of an EDM fan. At the event, the Dutch DJ – whose real name is Tijs Michiel Verwest – shot a late fan’s ashes out of a confetti cannon to close the final night of the event.

The ashes belonged to a longtime fan named Stuart Mitchell, who took his own life in July of that year and left behind a three-year-old son. When selling his ticket for the festival, Mitchell’s mother asked the ticket-buyer if they could spread his ashes at the event. It was from here that organisers suggested the idea.

“Words cannot express our gratitude to his family for allowing us, to everyone who listened to his story and took pictures with the banner, and most importantly to the Creamfields production team for going above and beyond to accommodate us and go out of their way to allow us to honour his memory in such a fitting way,” said Ryan Millen, who purchased the ticket. “Stuart Mitchell, we are humbled to have been allowed to help you complete your journey with us.”

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David Lee Roth returns to stage for Las Vegas Performance

David Lee Roth returned to the stage this week with the all-star cover band Royal Machines for a one-off live performance of Van Halen‘s ‘Panama’.

The show was a corporate event for Home Depot sales managers that took place at the Michelob Ultra Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas earlier this week.

“Are we having a good time so far?” asked Roth as he led the group through a lively cover of ‘Panama’ including his signature ad-libs.


Roth was not the only rock icon to grace the stage that night. Throughout their set, Royal Machine were also joined by Billy Idol, Linda Perry and Run DMC’s Darryl McDaniels.

The singer announced his retirement back in 2021. “I am throwing in the shoes. I’m retiring. This is the first, and only, official announcement… You’ve got the news. Share it with the world,” he said at the time.

The news came almost a year after the death of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who passed away from a stroke on October 6, 2020. Roth noted that he’d recently been thinking about his late bandmate, and was “encouraged and compelled to really come to grips with how short time is, and my time is probably even shorter”.

The announcement was followed by a farewell Las Vegas residency that was cancelled shortly after due to the omicron variant of COVID.

Recently, Roth shared a solo version of the 1980 Van Halen hit ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’. It arrived just a few months after another unreleased track, ‘Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway’, making fans a bit skeptical of the singer’s retirement.

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Los Campesinos! want to commission writers “to foster their community”

Los Campesinos! shared that they want to commission writers as a way to continue to foster their fanbase community.

The band took to Twitter to announce the idea of working closely with writers to create in-depth pieces that fans would enjoy.

They shared: “Our recent experiences are that very few outlets will cover our band anymore (no hard feelings, I get it!). But we want to continue to foster this community outside of social media, and it seems we’ve an ever-growing fanbase that want to hear about our band.”

Our recent experiences are that very few outlets will cover our band anymore (no hard feelings, I get it!).
But we want to continue to foster this community outside of social media, and it seems we’ve an ever-growing fanbase that want to hear about our band.

— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) March 29, 2023

They added: “I’ve spoken to plenty of talented writers who feel restricted having to write “for clicks” and who have to chase for months to get their invoices paid. The current norm doesn’t seem to work perfectly for artists, journos or fans.”

The band have made a point to highlight that they plan to pay these writers “well and on time, to publish in-depth pieces to be enjoyed by fans, outside of the restrictive ‘album cycle’ PR pattern.”

I’ve spoken to plenty of talented writers who feel restricted having to write “for clicks” and who have to chase for months to get their invoices paid.
The current norm doesn’t seem to work perfectly for artists, journos or fans.

— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) March 29, 2023

We’d like to work directly with writers, pay them well and on time, to publish in-depth pieces to be enjoyed by fans, outside of the restrictive ‘album cycle’ PR pattern.
Maybe a bad idea? Could be fun and rewarding though, let’s see!

— Los Campesinos! (@LosCampesinos) March 29, 2023

They also noted that they are looking for writers of all kinds, not only music writers. “Anyone who could be interested in writing something about/around LC! would be fantastic. Variety is great,” they added.

This is not the first time Los Campesinos! have fostered their community spirit. Last year, the band released a 28-track charity compilation of Los Campesinos! tracks via Scottish DIY indie label Heavenly Creature.

All proceeds from the compilation go to Gendered Intelligence, a registered charity that works to increase understanding of gender diversity and improve the lives of trans people. On the first day of release, the record raised over £2000.

In 2020, the band offered to help their UK fans who were unable to afford the cost of joining a union related to their profession by paying for their first month’s subscription fee.

The band’s latest release was 2021’s ‘Whole Damn Body’ EP.

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Watch 100 gecs play a remix of System Of A Down’s ‘Toxicity’

100 gecs recently aired a remix of System Of A Down‘s nu-metal classic ‘Toxicity’ at a DJ set in California. Check it out below.

READ MORE: 100 gecs: the hyperpop duo’s story in 10 tracks

The duo – made up of Laura Les and Dylan Brady – revealed the remix during their 64-song Boiler Room set in Los Angeles. The set also featured songs from a variety of artists such as Van Halen, Aaliyah, Smash Mouth, Cascada and more.

‘Toxicity’ was one of the final three remixes of the night. Their take on the song transformed the System Of A Down hit into a hyper-pop fantasy, laced with big drops and a dubstep flow.

.@100gecs debuting their remix of “Toxicity” by System of a Down at Boiler Room in Los Angeles (2023)

— crazy ass moments in nu metal history (@numetal_moment) March 28, 2023

Both 100 gecs and System of a Down are set to play Sick New World festival in Las Vegas this May.

Earlier this month, the duo released their second album ‘10,000 gecs’. In a five-star review, NME saw “the trailblazing duo completely upend their own formula.”

NME continued: “They come roaring out the gates here with a playful chasm of nu-metal, pop-punk and ska flavours (of course supplemented with the sticky hooks and wonky beats that made 100 gecs a major emerging force), drawing a wealth of inspiration from ’90s greats like Limp Bizkit, Green Day and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.”

100 gecs also celebrated the release of their new album by sharing a video for ‘Dumbest Girl Alive’.

The duo are also set to begin a North American headlining tour starting next month. The tour will kick off in San Jose in early April. From there, they will embark on an additional 29 dates throughout the region, all of which will be opened by Machine Girl.

Speaking of their discography in a 2020 interview with NME, Les said: “​​People think that we’ve staked our entire career on the fact that we can be ironic really well… We’re not joking all the time… sometimes. A little bit. We’re having fun – we’re not fucking being ironic.”

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Listen to King Krule’s unreleased tour flexi disc songs

King Krule songs that were only available via flexi discs sold on tour can now be found online.

Archy Marshall, also known as King Krule, is on The Sssh Tour – a series of intimate gigs across the EU and UK. The singer created new merch in the form of exclusive flexi discs that could only be purchased at shows. These discs featured new unreleased tracks that have since been making their rounds on the internet.

The discs include songs such as ‘It’s All Soup Now’, ‘Flimsier’, ‘Achtung’, and ‘Time For Slurp’ – which are now readily available to listen to after fans uploaded the tracks to YouTube.

Fans have taken to Reddit to discuss the releases. One fan commented how “people think that some of these songs could just be demos and that Archy is putting some like ‘Flimsier’ and ‘…Soup’ onto the [next] record. But officially, Archy put on his Insta story that these are never to be released.”

These songs are the first signs of new music since the singer-songwriters’s fourth album, ‘Man Alive!’. In a four-star view of the album, NME said: “King Krule fans will find their hero to be far more accessible on ‘Man Alive!’. The Krulean gloom is beginning to lift and, with this newfound paternal responsibility and a more optimistic worldview in place, Marshall’s creativity is shining for all the world to see.”

Earlier this year, King Krule released the audio from his 2019 short film Hey World! to streaming platforms for the first time.

The lo-fi film, directed by his partner Charlotte Patmore, captured Archy Marshall in the Cheshire countryside. He performed four songs from 2020 album ‘Man Alive!’ – ‘Perfecto Miserable’, ‘Alone, Omen 3’, ‘(Don’t Let The Dragon) Draag On’ and ‘Energy Fleets’ – which were, at the time, unreleased.

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